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2009-05-14 14:15:00

Teens don't seem to be motivated by a system that requires them to wear a pedometer and sends them text messages to take part in physical activity, according to a recent study.Kirsty H. Newton, a diabetes nurse specialist at University of Otago Wellington, in New Zealand, and colleagues assigned 78 teens to wear pedometers. Over the course of the 12-year study, teens in the intervention group were sent a motivational text message in order to get them to take part in physical activity. Teens...

2009-03-27 22:36:11

U.S. researchers say moderate intensity walking means 100 steps per minute, 3,000 steps in 30 minutes. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, monitored oxygen uptake and recorded heart rates for 58 woman and 39 men wearing pedometers while walking on treadmills at speeds between 65 and 110 meters per minute. Lead investigator Simon J. Marshall of the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, says the data support a general...

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2009-03-17 11:19:32

3000 steps in 30 minutes 5 times a week The benefits of moderate physical activity to general health and well-being are well known. It is recommended that people engage in 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity, equivalent to 30 minutes each day 5 times a week. Although pedometers are widely used as a physical activity monitoring tool, they are unable to measure activity intensity. Researchers have determined that a rate of at least 100 steps per minute achieves moderate...

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2009-03-12 10:45:11

"HappyHR" aims to elevate fitness enthusiasm, health knowledge through technology Counting calories that burn through activity is a constant quandary. One can only run on a treadmill so long, watching intently as the pedometer reads out the number of calories melted during a session of exercise. Not to mention the question of how many calories are burned through basic daily movements and even during sleep. But technology "“ and youthful ambition "“ is presenting a round-the-clock...

2009-02-05 14:04:00

Mexico City-based distributor of Omron products becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Omron Healthcare, Inc. BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare, Inc. (OHI), a leading marketer of blood pressure monitors in North America, today announced it has completed the acquisition of M&M Medi-Medics, S.A. De C.V., a privately-held healthcare diagnostics distributor, based in Mexico City, Mexico. "Omron Healthcare is excited about this acquisition and we're looking forward...

2009-01-01 20:34:35

A lack of cash need not prevent fulfilling resolutions this new year to get fit, given that walking is esentially free of cost, a U.S. doctor advises. Dr. Melina Jampolis, author of the book, The No-Time-to-Lose-Diet, says walking is an effective way to get fit. For a little extra motivation, find a walking group in your community and keep an accurate pedometer at the ready -- especially one that can easily be placed in a pocket or a bag -- to monitor your progress, ensuring you get all the...

2008-12-30 07:00:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For the majority of Americans, maintaining gym memberships and expensive outdoor activities may become more difficult to afford as their primary ways to lose weight or stay in shape in 2009. But walking, one of the easiest and most cost-effective forms of exercise is the perfect activity to help achieve fitness goals and decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. (Logo: NewsCom:...

2008-12-01 07:10:00

Ideas from U-M physician include economical options ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bottle of cologne, a new pair of pajamas or a video game are all quick and easy gifts to buy and wrap for the upcoming holiday season. But this year, why not give something more healthy and beneficial to a loved one? Why not give the gift of health? Staying healthy around the holidays can be challenging, and this year, many Americans are faced with extra hardships due to our...

2008-10-30 15:00:14

Environmental changes implemented at 12 Dow Chemical Co. worksites helped employees achieve improvements in health risks, U.S. researchers said. Emory University public health researcher Ron Goetzel said the health improvements included weight management, decreasing tobacco use and better blood pressure. The environmental interventions, called LightenUP, aimed to decrease the number of calories employees consumed and increase the number of calories they expended. Nine locations were...

2008-10-29 18:00:25

Even during rough economic times and an ongoing obesity epidemic, there is good news to be had: small increases in physical activity can reduce healthcare costs. You don't need six-pack abs to gain the medical savings associated with better health. That news came from Andrew Greenberg, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GlobalFit, a leading provider of healthy living benefits in the U.S. "Historically, fitness professionals have focused on telling their clients that they need...